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    Leica Q Battery

    In his review of the Leica Q (leica.overgaard.dk - Thorsten Overgaard's Leica Pages - Leica Q Digital Rangefinder Camera - "To be, or not to be, that is the Q"), Thorsten Overgaard states "The Panasonic DMW-BLC12 battery should also work but I haven't tried myself. It's about 40% of the Leica battery price. As the Leica, this is 7.2V, 1200mAh." Has anyone tried the Panasonic battery? TIA

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    Re: Leica Q Battery

    I have the Panasonic battery. It works perfectly in the Q.

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    Matt,

    Thanks for verifying. I am awaiting arrival of previously owned Q, and trying to determine bits and pieces I will need.

    John

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    Re: Leica Q Battery

    John,

    I got the Thumbs Up and a longer adjustable strap. So far, that's it.

    Enjoy the Q!

    --Matt

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    Re: Leica Q Battery

    Definitely want a Thumbs Up, and then determine if I need a hand grip. Thanks.

    John

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    Re: Leica Q Battery

    Quote Originally Posted by MGrayson View Post
    I have the Panasonic battery. It works perfectly in the Q.

    -Matt
    +1

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    Re: Leica Q Battery

    Good to know that ol' Panasonic battery works!
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    Re: Leica Q Battery

    Quote Originally Posted by MGrayson View Post
    I have the Panasonic battery. It works perfectly in the Q.

    -Matt
    Same here. No issues 6 months later.

    I also like the Thumbs Up grip.

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    Re: Leica Q Battery

    Quote Originally Posted by BCMielke View Post
    Same here. No issues 6 months later.

    I also like the Thumbs Up grip.
    I prefer the TU grip along with the Q grip. Nice combo.

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    Re: Leica Q Battery

    Quote Originally Posted by algrove View Post
    I prefer the TU grip along with the Q grip. Nice combo.
    So do I . I have a perfect grip and you can shoot with just one hand (if you want )
    I also use a LEICA and a PANASONIC battery . I believe , both come out of the same pipe .
    No problems at all .
    Regards . Jürgen .
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    Re: Leica Q Battery

    I like the TU on my M240 but I think this new "Thumby" thing is better because it allows the use of the hot shoe... I wonder if something like that would be available for the Q although to be perfectly honest, I find the Q as it's made works pretty darned well as far as ergonomics. Since it's much lighter that the M240 (or feels that way) I find it very easy to shoot one handed. I just make sure the strap is always around my neck.

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    Re: Leica Q Battery

    Q is great
    Lim case gives a small little front grip, and it's not heavy enough that i really need a Thumbs Up.. but may end up getting one

    The weight is just right that I can comfortably one hand
    Also light enough that the Im-a-tourist leather strap included actually works well, keeps it close to chest to grab one-handed and raise to eye to shoot
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